The CK One Makeup Collection has launched and with it 11 shades of Pure Color Lipstick.
The might have jumped the shark with the details on this one. Promises of luminous color without drying lips out, shine, a lightweight, creamy hydrating finish and more are just some of the description details. But I found almost every single one of the details was a big nay.
I’m still getting a feel for the packaging on the line. This comes in a black rubber tube with a white plastic lid. Yes, the black rubber does become tacky and gross after a few uses (think NARS) if you were wondering. I think the packaging definately evokes the spirit of Calvin Klein. It’s simple and it’s modern. I don’t personally like it because I’m more a girly girl type that wishes everything came in pink metallic compacts with sparkly bling to go along for the ride. It has a lighter feel to it so for the $16 you’re putting out for it you may or may not feel the packaging isn’t incredible.
I tried the shade Dollface which I was very excited about as it looks like a perfect shade of MLBB (my lips but better) pink. This is a nude pink with a certain warmth to it. Color is quite saturated so a swipe or two gets you a full pigmented pout. They didn’t skimp or short change you in terms of pigment here and indeed it is a full color lipstick.
I think cream lipstick formulas are very difficult to pull off. Granted, you can place gloss on top and call it a day. But this is about performance without the aid of a gloss…..
This formula feels very drying on my lips and accentuates flaky areas badly. It has a smooth glide so long as your lips aren’t flaky or chapped however it doesn’t have a lightweight feel and makes you very aware you have lipstick in place during the wear.
Overall, I think the formula wasn’t exactly what I expected for a $16 lipstick. The dryness and the lack of moisture made it uncomfortable and heavier on my lips. Wear time was fairly decent but the longer it wore the drier it became so you ended up with a cracked, flaky finish as wear time went into the second and third hour. I think if you like cream lipsticks and have had success with them before perhaps you’ll enjoy CK One Pure Color Lipstick, sadly, I didn’t enjoy it.
The CK One Makeup Collection is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com
Have you tried any of it?